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Broadband

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Create building regulations that support installation of broadband infrastructure

Enforce conditions to building planning permissions that require builders to integrate broadband-capable wiring into buildings.

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Related policy actions: Broadband, Infrastructure, Regulation

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Map broadband speed

Broadband speed is mapped throughout the country and released as open data. This is either done centrally or crowd-sourced from consumers. This allows policy makers and consumers to understand the quality of provision.

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Related policy actions: Access, Broadband, Infrastructure, Open data, Transparency

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Municipalities create their own broadband provider

Local authorities plan and maintain broadband infrastructure so there is democratic accountability to the provision of internet access.

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Related policy actions: Access, Broadband, Infrastructure, New business models

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Provide free public Wi-Fi

Secure and free Wi-Fi is provided in public spaces to provide internet access and participation in the consumer market to those unable to afford a home internet connection. Public Wi-Fi in central urban areas can stimulate economic activity in that area, and may also reduce roaming data costs for tourists visiting the area.

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Related policy actions: Access, Broadband, Infrastructure

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Provide funding to improve broadband infrastructure

Government funds, sometimes in partnership with private organisations, a major expansion project to increase broadband service reach and performance.

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Related policy actions: Access, Broadband, Infrastructure

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Set a minimum broadband speed

People expect a minimum broadband speed and may request compensation if the speed is not met. Countries may do this in several ways; including creating a minimum service obligation for a certain speed, or creating a legal definition of what services may be sold as broadband.

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Related policy actions: Access, Broadband, Infrastructure, Regulation

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